Wednesday Morning Edition

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Major international award for local tourism professional.  Tekkie Town correct some inaccuracies.  GRDM hosts Green Energy Forum.  Planned power outage for Wilderness East.  SMART organise a beach clean up at Wilderness.  Grey Street in Knysna to be upgraded.

S Cape bounce back to clean up WP on Day 2.  SWD finish with a win at the T20 Cup.  Local cricket season gets underway this weekend.  The latest Knysna Golf Club Newsletter.

Iran still talking a big game.  The Fed injects printed money into the system.  La Garde confirmed at EU ECB – will she be the last?

SARS wants to ban state capture firm.  NPA to investigate the Life Esidimeni tragedy.  Roets cleared of hate speech.

They can’t keep the US economy down.  US-China trade talks resume, but it’s going to be even more tense as they get closer to the bone.  JSE down as oil production recovers.  Any disruption to production endangers our inflation rate.

Liverpool continue their poor away from in Napoli.  Nortje shrugs off the nerves.  Springbok women and Blitzbokke prepare for the coming season.


Skål Garden Route member in Miami to receive international award

GEORGE, Garden Route (September 2019) – In April this year, Skål International invited entries for the 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards. A total of 56 entries from 25 countries from all over the world have this year competed.

The facts about Tekkie Town

It is a fact that a half-truth is a lie. The former owners and management of Tekkie Town deem it necessary to address certain of the inaccuracies currently being published by Steinhoff-subsidiary Pepkor, regarding its controversial custodianship of Tekkie Town.

Garden Route Municipality hosts 6th Green Energy Forum

The 6th Garden Route Green Energy Forum was recently held at the Council Chambers of Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) with representatives from municipalities in the Garden Route district, as well as relevant stakeholders in attendance.

Planned Power Outage: Wilderness East

THURSDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:30

S.MA.R.T International Coastal Cleanup at Wilderness Beach

The Stranded Marine Animal Rescue Team (S.M.A.R.T) is hosting a beach cleanup on Saturday, 21 September 2019 from 09:00 – 11:00 at Wilderness Beach.

Grey Street soon to be upgraded as part of Knysna’s CBD Renewal Programme

An integral part of Knysna Municipality’s Central Business District Renewal Programme (CBDRP), the municipality’s Grey Street Project, will soon become a tangible reality.


Ekurhuleni and Boland lead the charge in Mbombela

After their first-round loss, Southern Cape got their title fight back on track with a decisive 7.5 – 4.5 win over Western Province.

SWD finish T20 Cup on a high

The SWD cricket team finished their campaign on a high when they defeated Boland by 39 runs in their last match during their Pool B encounters in the CSA T20 Cup in Kimberley the past weekend.

SWD club cricket season kicks off

The SWD Cricket Twenty20 league will kick-off this weekend. The thirty-two affiliated clubs are divided into eight pools of four teams each. Within each pool, teams will play each other in a round-robin format. The respective pool winners will advance to the quarter-finals.

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter

International News

Iran rules out talks unless US rejoins nuclear pact September 17, 2019

With fingers being pointed at Tehran for attack on Saudi oil facilities, supreme leader says Washington has to accept nuclear accord

Fed to inject $75bn into financial system to staunch repo rate surge September 17, 2019

The Fed’s intervention sends the repo rate tumbling back towards zero after surging to as high as 10%

European parliament approves Christine Lagarde for ECB post September 17, 2019

Lagarde, who was absent for the vote, won backing from 394 MPs, with 206 voting against and 49 abstaining in a secret ballot

National News

Sars wants to ban state-capture firms Bain and Gartner September 18, 2019

The government is looking at its use of international agencies after a detrimental experience under former Sars head Tom Moyane

NPA to set up inquest into the Life Esidimeni tragedy September 17, 2019

The National Prosecuting Authority  says there is insufficient evidence to bring charges in 144 deaths of psychiatric patients

AfriForum’s Roets not in contempt for tweeting apartheid flag, court rules September 17, 2019

Judge says the earlier court order, declaring the gratuitous display of the flag is hate speech, set the standard of morality for society

Business News

US manufacturing production rebounds in August September 17, 2019

Manufacturers are less upbeat about the next six months unless the US-China trade dispute cools

NEWS ANALYSIS: US and China to resume trade talks, but things will never be the same September 17, 2019

The trade war has hardened into a political and ideological battle with China unlikely to budge on US demands and the US not backtracking on calling out Chinese national security threats

MARKET WRAP: JSE ends lower as oil falls on production recovery reports September 17, 2019

Statistics SA set to release CPI for August with consensus on acceleration to 4.2% from 4% in July

Saudi oil attacks may fuel SA inflation September 17, 2019

Brent crude jumped almost 20% when trade started on Monday after a strike on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia

Sports News

Champions League September 17, 2019

A comprehensive wrap of all the fixtures, kick-off times, results and match reports from this week’s Champions League action.

Nortje shrugs off nerves over potential T20 debut September 17, 2019

Proteas fast bowler Anrich Nortje has played down any excitement for his potential T20 debut against India in Mohali.

Springbok Women’s team geared up and ready to give it all in first Test against Spain September 17, 2019

The match marks the first of three internationals over two weeks..

Springbok Sevens gearing up for the Olympics September 17, 2019

Springbok Sevens rugby team wing Siviwe Soyizwapi says they are looking forward to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.


Sunday Roast at Park Inn by Radisson, Newlands

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ Sunday roast? In the tree-lined suburb of Newlands is Park Inn by Radisson –…

Savour The Good Life With New Skyline Late Harvest

Attention, wine-lovers. There’s a new kid on the block and it’s going to be big. Skyline Late Harvest is a…

Franschhoek plays host to Sommelier Cup finalists

On 23 and 25 September, the Franschhoek Wine Valley gets the opportunity to showcase its wide range of stellar wines…

Welgegund Heritage Wines Honoured in Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report

Welgegund Heritage Wines has broken the venerable 90-point barrier in Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report with two 2017…

Discover Steenberg’s lively Brut Chardonnay MCC this spring

Celebrate spring with the vibrancy and freshness of Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay MCC. This richly layered Blanc de Blancs is…


After Lichtenburg Alonso and Coma face rally challenge in Morocco

Brian Joss – Fernando Alonso and Marc Coma completed an eventful but invaluable learning experience at the Lichtenburg 400 in…

Etios leads the race in hatch resale value

Brian Joss – Hatches are much-loved cars in South Africa! And there is a plethora of fairly affordable hatches available…

Iran waves the flag with the launch of Mureza at Automechanika

Brian Joss – Mureza, a new African car brand, will make its debut at Automechanika Johannesburg, which takes place at…

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